Modules for inclusion in standard library?

Rocco Moretti roccomoretti at
Wed Jun 29 19:55:31 CEST 2005

Paul Rubin wrote:
> Gregory Piñero <gregpinero at> writes:
>>I'd like to see some database API's to the most common databases
> Yes, certainly, this is a serious deficiency with Python.

Except that (please correct me if I'm wrong) there is somewhat of a 
policy for not including interface code for third party programs which 
are not part of the operating system. (I.e. the modules in the standard 
libary should all be usable for anyone with a default OS + Python install.)

A notable exception is the dbm modules, but I seem to recall hearing 
that the official position is that it was a mistake. (Now only kept for 
backward compatability.)

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